Government by Twitter continues in the US, where Donald Trump has broken news that he’s working on a trade deal with the UK in typically semi-legible fashion.
One word stands out: JOBS! Presumably packing chlorine-washed chickens for UK supermarkets, but still, jobs are on his agenda.
Working on major Trade Deal with the United Kingdom. Could be very big & exciting. JOBS! The E.U. is very protectionist with the U.S. STOP!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017
Compare that to what Liam Fox told the American Enterprise Institute about jobs yesterday:
Govt's mask slips as Liam Fox reveals that their first responsibility is not to protect jobs – it's time for the Govt to commit to the SM: pic.twitter.com/21ht04DI3s
— Open Britain (@Open_Britain) July 24, 2017
Fox argued that the deal would improve living standards as a whole and said the Government could “mitigate” the effects on communities that lose out.
The truth is that Fox is an arch-Thatcherite that doesn’t care how high the cost is for British workers of delivering his ideological dreams.
An ideology that almost led to Britain’s steel industry being sacrificed on the altar of the uncontrolled capitalism last year.
No wonder Trump is excited. Our Government’s new slogan is: FREE MARKET FIRST…